Community pharmacy

Our focal point programmes offer community pharmacy professionals a clinical focus on practice. We deliver focal point events on key clinical topics each year, which are run by our tutors in local areas across England. You can see a range of available programmes i the list below. Our latest topic is type 2 diabetes.

Pharmacy teams can also use the materials to learn in small groups called learning communities or you can download the programmes for self-study.

For other learning formats on clinical topics (eg, online or distance learning programmes) use our search facility at the top of the page or our A-Z tab to filter your options.

Our online environment™ supports the whole community pharmacy team with practice-based teaching and learning. Each pharmacy floor offers short interactive challenges, based on common pharmacy scenarios, that you can study on your own or use to engage your team in learning.

Programme formats explained

distance learning

Self-study programmes available as PDFs


Online assessments


Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor


Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures


Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor

focal point

Programmes for community pharmacy teams


Self-study guides available as PDFs


Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams


Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself

Learning levels explained

We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.

Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.

Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.

Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.

Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.